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255: The Music of Disney's Hollywood Studios show art 255: The Music of Disney's Hollywood Studios

The Mad Chatters Podcast | Walt Disney World and Around the Disney Universe

Join us for a musical tour of the Hollywood that never was and always will be: Disney's Hollywood Studios! Years ago, we launched a series in which we discussed the background music and the original songs that play in each Walt Disney World park. At the time, Disney's Hollywood Studios was mostly a construction zone, but now that the park has completed its glow-up, we figured it was high time we close out that series and talk about the background loops and original songs in areas like Sunset Boulevard, Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge, and more! If you missed our other "The Music of..." episodes,...

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254: 20 Years of Disney California Adventure – 10 Ways It Changed the Game for Theme Parks show art 254: 20 Years of Disney California Adventure – 10 Ways It Changed the Game for Theme Parks

The Mad Chatters Podcast | Walt Disney World and Around the Disney Universe

On February 8, 2001, Disney's California Adventure opened to the public as Disneyland Resort's long-awaited second gate . . . and fell flat. However, after some initial misfires and long-lasting growing pains, the park was able to turn things around and bring us some truly original and inspired experiences. This week, on the park's 20th anniversary, guest Guy Selga helps us count down ten ways in which Disney California Adventure changed the game for Disney theme parks. Join us as we look at ten attractions and experiences we might not have if DCA had not done them first. Also on this...

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253: Mad Q Party show art 253: Mad Q Party

The Mad Chatters Podcast | Walt Disney World and Around the Disney Universe

What better way to ring in the new year than with a party? After a long hiatus (sorry!), we are back this week with one of our favorite segments: the wacky, hypothetical Disney questionnaire we call a Mad Q Party. Join us and special guest Aaron Wallace as we pose and then answer ten questions on topics ranging from Muppet remakes of Disney films, to LEGO sets we'd like to see Disney release, to Disneyland attractions we're going to view differently once the pandemic has ended. Also on this week's show, we kick off a new segment called "Countdown to the 50th," in which we will take a...

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252: It's Good to Be Bad – The Best Disney Villains Onscreen and at Walt Disney World show art 252: It's Good to Be Bad – The Best Disney Villains Onscreen and at Walt Disney World

The Mad Chatters Podcast | Walt Disney World and Around the Disney Universe

They're rascals and scoundrels. They're villains and knaves. They're devils and black sheep. They're really bad eggs. They're the infamous crew of misfits and evildoers known as the DISNEY VILLAINS! On this week's show, guest Marshal Knight helps us take a closer look at the deep well of villains in Disney's catalog, from the Wicked Queen in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs to the can-you-believe-they're-actually-the-villains of so many of the Disney films of the 2010s. On this episode we discuss what makes a great Disney villain, how the Disney villain has evolved over time, which Disney...

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251: Visiting Walt Disney World in 2020 show art 251: Visiting Walt Disney World in 2020

The Mad Chatters Podcast | Walt Disney World and Around the Disney Universe

Last week we got to spend a few days in the parks—and we have thoughts! On this mini episode we give our take on the current state of the parks, what it's like experiencing the parks with so many precautions in place, what to know and how to prepare before visiting, why a Disney trip might or might not be best for your family right now, and much more! We had a lot of listeners reach out with questions about what it's like navigating the parks right now. If we didn't answer a question of yours, feel free to connect with us on , , and . Or, send your emails to...

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250: 15 Classic Theme Park Foods and Where to Get Them at Walt Disney World show art 250: 15 Classic Theme Park Foods and Where to Get Them at Walt Disney World

The Mad Chatters Podcast | Walt Disney World and Around the Disney Universe

This week we are joined by friend of the show Reuben Gutierrez (pastry chef at Amorette’s Patisserie and all-around expert on WDW food) as we discuss 15 of the most iconic theme park treats and look at them through the lens of Walt Disney World. Join us as we hop around the parks and resorts in search of classic items like hot dogs, ice cream, popcorn, funnel cakes, and more! Want to know if and where you can find these foods at Walt Disney World (and where you should avoid them)? We've got the "scoop"!   In another Mad Chatter game, we try to guess the Disney experience based on its...

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249: Encore! A Tour of Stage Shows Past and Present at the Disney Parks show art 249: Encore! A Tour of Stage Shows Past and Present at the Disney Parks

The Mad Chatters Podcast | Walt Disney World and Around the Disney Universe

On this week’s episode we are joined by , host of , as we take a closer look at seven live musical productions that have at one time or another graced a stage at a Disney theme park. Join us for this virtual tour of seven different live venues in Disneyland and Walt Disney World and the musical productions that once performed (or still perform) there. For this episode we have chosen one show from each theater to highlight, review, share our memories of, marvel at, and, in some cases, laugh at. The seven featured shows include:   Dick Tracy Starring in Diamond Double-Cross Beauty and...

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248: Top 10 Worst Film Tie-Ins at Walt Disney World show art 248: Top 10 Worst Film Tie-Ins at Walt Disney World

The Mad Chatters Podcast | Walt Disney World and Around the Disney Universe

On our last episode we gushed about the best, most creative, and most magical movie tie-ins at Walt Disney World. It seemed only fitting that we follow up that show by sharing our picks for the WORST movie tie-ins at WDW—those times when Disney tried to shoehorn a film into the parks and the end result felt lazy and uninspired or completely missed what the movie and its beloved characters are all about. Join us and our friends J.T. and Melanie from The Disney Buzz as we count down the biggest fails in Disney’s rich history of incorporating movies into Walt Disney World.    But...

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247: Top 10 Film Tie-Ins at Walt Disney World show art 247: Top 10 Film Tie-Ins at Walt Disney World

The Mad Chatters Podcast | Walt Disney World and Around the Disney Universe

The Disney theme parks have always been a place where guests can see their favorite films come to life. While not every in-park treatment of a film is wildly inventive or thematically appropriate, every once in a while a Disney park or resort gives life to a film in a way that wows and immerses guests, fits its surroundings perfectly, and does the movie justice. On this week’s episode we’re counting down the Top 10 Film Tie-Ins at Walt Disney World that, for us, do just that. From small props to full-blown stage productions, we have fun talking about our favorite ways in which movies were...

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246: Splash Mountain – The Good, the Bad, and the Satisfactual show art 246: Splash Mountain – The Good, the Bad, and the Satisfactual

The Mad Chatters Podcast | Walt Disney World and Around the Disney Universe

For a certain log flume attraction in Disneyland and the Magic Kingdom, it’s time to be movin’ along. Help us say goodbye to Brer Rabbit and his briar patch as we look back at 31 years of Splash Mountain, its earliest conception, its controversial source material, its status as a Disney icon, and its future as a Princess and the Frog ride. Also on this week’s episode, Jeremy shares about his experience with the new procedures and practices at Walt Disney World during his visit to Animal Kingdom on its Cast Member Preview day. Plus, in a game called “Disney Springs or Dis-Not Sprung”...

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What better way to ring in the new year than with a party?

After a long hiatus (sorry!), we are back this week with one of our favorite segments: the wacky, hypothetical Disney questionnaire we call a Mad Q Party. Join us and special guest Aaron Wallace as we pose and then answer ten questions on topics ranging from Muppet remakes of Disney films, to LEGO sets we'd like to see Disney release, to Disneyland attractions we're going to view differently once the pandemic has ended.

Also on this week's show, we kick off a new segment called "Countdown to the 50th," in which we will take a closer look at groundbreaking elements of Walt Disney World that opened with the resort when it debuted to the public 50 years ago. This week we highlight Cinderella Castle by sharing ten facts about this iconic structure. Plus, Aaron joins us for a game called "The Resort Report." Come play along and join the fun now!

Be sure to check out everything Aaron is up to and let him know you enjoyed hearing him on the podcast! Website: aaronwallaceonline.com | Latest Book: The Thinking Fan’s Guide to Walt Disney World: Magic Kingdom 2020 | Twitter: @aaronwallace | Instagram: @aaronhwallace

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